Posts Tagged: refugees

An invitation to “Choose Welcome”

reprinted from the blog of the Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly I can count on one hand the number of times I have spent Christmas in my own home as an adult. We have shared that day with grandparents and other family. In a pre-Amazon era, we hid presents among the… Read more »

A prayer for World Refugee Day

June 20 is World Refugee Day. Learn how Presbyterian Disaster Assistance works with refugees.   Here’s a prayer: God of the journey,We remember that Mary and JosephHad to flee to Egypt,Taking Jesus to safety,Leaving home behind.Remembering, We pray for sisters and brothers Around your worldWho are forced to leave their homes.We pray for brothers and… Read more »

A prayer for refugees

A Prayer for Refugees

Almighty and merciful God,whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today
who are fleeing from danger,homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief;inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will… Read more »

#WorldRefugeeDay Tweetathon: Wednesday, June 20th

@presbyun is participating. Will you Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provides aid to refugees and displaced persons on behalf of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). On Wednesday, June 20th from 9 am to 9 pm EST, Blue Key supporters are taking over Twitter once again to support refugees! We want to encourage as many people as possible to take… Read more »

The United Nations, Israel and Palestine – A Brief History

The United Nations has been working on the question of Palestine and Israel since the first special session of the General Assembly on 28 April 1947, which established a body to investigate the issue and return with its recommendations. Over 60 years later, the range of the UN’s work on the issues has continued to… Read more »

New Presbyterian representative to the United Nations

Ryan Smith has been called as the new Presbyterian representative to the United Nations on the staff of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Ryan brings experience working in faith-based non-governmental organizations in the United Nations community and Washington….

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22,000 South Sudanese Stranded in Khartoum

From Refugees International: Khartoum/Washington, DC – As the final results of South Sudan’s referendum for independence are confirmed, 22,000 southerners are stranded on the side of the road in and around Khartoum still waiting for transportation to the South. On…

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A prayer by the Heads of churches in Jerusalem

Prayer by the Heads of churches in Jerusalem (3 persons to pray different sections) For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Heavenly Father, We give you thanks and praise for your gift to us of your only Son, Jesus…

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A Prayer for the People of Myanmar (Burma)

Gracious God, we pray for the people of Myanmar. Guide them in the paths of peace and the ways of justice. We pray for the children of Myanmar, especially those who are soldiers, orphans, refugees, or forced into labor and…

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Register now for Ecumenical Advocacy Days

There is running out to register for Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The event will take place on March 19-22 in Washington, DC. The early registration has passed (it’s only $15 more), but the rate at the hotel is good until February…

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